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AP Photo Minnesota Vikings tight end Jim Kleinsasser during the team's practice Tuesday in Mankato, Minn.

Kleinsasser stays true to his roots

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MANKATO, Minn. -- In 1999, the Minnesota Vikings took one of the top tight end prospects in the second round of the NFL Draft.

Since then, the 6-foot-3, 274-pounder has started 119 games for the purple and gold -- second most of any tight end in franchise history -- has hauled in the fourth-most catches of any Viking tight end, and his career is still going.


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